August 17

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Birthdays


John III Sobieski (Jan III Sobieski) 1629 - King of Poland


Davy Crockett 1786 - Frontiersman, soldier and politician. He died at the Battle of the Alamo


Samuel Goldwyn (Samuel Goldfish) 1882 - Film producer


Monty Woolley 1888 - Stage, film, radio and television actor


Mae West 1893 - Actress, singer, playwrite, screenwriter


Quincy Howe 1900 - Journalist, known for his CBS radio broadcasts during World War II


Larry Clinton 1909 - Trumpeter, bandleader, arranger


Maureen O'Hara 1921 - Actress, singer


Larry Rivers 1923 - Artist, musician, filmmaker


Gary Powers (Francis Gary Powers) 1929 - American pilot shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace (1960 U-2 incident)


Duke Pearson (Columbus Calvin "Duke" Pearson, Jr) 1932 - Pianist, composer


Glenn Corbett 1933 - Actor ("Route 66")


Luther Allison 1939 - Guitarist


Robert De Niro 1943 - Actor ("Bang Drum Slowly," "Goodfellas," "Cape Fear")


Martha Coolidge 1946 - Movie director


Gary Talley 1947 - Musician (The Box Tops), singer, songwriter, author


Sib Hashian 1949 - Drummer (Boston)


Robert Joy 1951 - Actor ("CSI: NY")


Nelson Piquet 1952 - Formula One driver


Kevin Rowland 1953 - Singer, songwriter (Dexy's Midnight Runners, Dexy's)


Kevin Welch 1955 - Country music artist


Colin Moulding 1955 - Bassist, songwriter, volcalist (XTC)


Belinda Carlisle 1958 - Singer (Go-Go's)


Sean Penn 1960 - Actor, screenwriter, director


Everette Harp 1961 - Saxophonist


Gilby Clark 1962 - Guitarist (Guns N' Roses)


Maria McKee 1964 - Singer, songwriter (Lone Justice)


Steve Gorman 1965 - Drummer (The Black Crowes)


Jill Cunniff 1966 - Musician (Luscious Jackson)


David Conrad 1967 - Actor (TV: "Ghost Whisperer")


Posdnuos (Kelvin Mercer) 1969 - Rapper, producer, part of De La Soul


Donnie Wahlberg 1969 - Singer, actor, member of New Kids on the Block


Jim Courier 1970 - Tennis player


Bryton McClure 1986 - Actor, singer


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